How to Make Berries Last Longer

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If you are anything like me you purchase berries from the farmers market or grocery store on a Sunday with the best of intentions: you’ll put them on your cereal, add them to a shake, or eat them raw as a snack throughout the week. Of course you will. Look at them! They’re just begging to be eaten and you want to be healthy. But let’s face it: sometimes you forget about them until Thursday, when you reach for them and find nothing but a bowl full of fuzz. Here is an excellent tip I found via Pinterest on how to make those berries last longer:

When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can’t taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

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Did you like this post? Then check out the book I wrote! It's called "The Bitch's Bridal Bible: The Must-Have, Real-Deal Guide for Brides," and it's available on Amazon! Here's my official bio: Alessandra Macaluso is author of “The Bitch’s Bridal Bible: The Must-Have, Real-Deal Guide for Brides”, available on Amazon and Kindle. Alessandra also writes screenplays and articles, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. She has contributed to Scary Mommy, Uptown Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, and many other publications, and was featured in the New York Times “Life and Style” section. Her original screenplay, “Polar Suburbia”, placed as a semi-finalist in the 2009 Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra is currently working on two book projects: a book about pregnancy called "Bump Therapy", and a cookbook filled with healthy, fresh and easy recipes for babies and toddlers that the whole family can enjoy (because really, who wants to cook twice?). If you'd like to get on that mailing list, you can do so here: What a Good Eater. To learn more about Alessandra you can visit her blog at punkwife.com or visit her Google Author Profile.

Comments (3)

  • LisaZ

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    Very interesting tip!  Can’t wait to try it…that happens to me all the time, especially with the rasberries…

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    • Ali Mac

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       @LisaZ It’s great! With the raspberries, they go fuzzy so quick, and they are also so hard to clean since they have the hole at the top – this fixes that!
       

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